William Hudson

10 January 1814–16 September 1866 (Age 52)
White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Hudson was born on 10 January 1814, in White, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Pink Hudson, was 35 and his mother, Julia Ann Kettenring, was 24. He married Sarah Ann Smith on 12 October 1832, in Lafayette, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 September 1866, in St. Helena, Napa, California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Saint Helena Public Cemetery, Napa, California, United States.

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William Hudson
Sarah Ann Smith
Marriage: 12 October 1832
Spencer P. Hudson
Andrew Jackson Hudson
Martin Hudson
Julia Ann Hudson
Elizabeth Hudson
Mary Jane "Mollie" Hudson
John T. Hudson

Spouse and Children

12 October 1832
Lafayette, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Hudde ( see Hutt 1). This surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and is also well established in Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Hudson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Hudson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Hudson in entry for Andrew Jackson Hudson, "California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935"

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